Author Workspace: Shane Kuhn


My desk is my world most of the time, so I go to great lengths to cultivate that world in the most inspiring way. My brain responds well to constant stimuli and I try to feed it like an unruly bear that may decide to maul me if faced with an empty picnic basket. Hence, I have three stylized paintings of three of my all time favorite films, a motivational poster using the exploded view of a bullet as a metaphor for creativity, my feather in the cap Boston Globe review for Hostile Takeover, and various objets that symbolize some of the loose screws you might find rattling round my brain. Finally, young Alex is always there to remind me “I’ve suffered the tortures of the damned…” It’s all part of my Dark Tower office, which also includes a bar and a chill out guitar practice studio where I wail on my axe with reckless abandon.

Shane Kuhn is a writer and filmmaker with twenty years of experience working in the entertainment business and the ad world. In feature film, he has writing credits with Universal, Paramount, Sony, and Fox, and a writing and directing credit with Lionsgate. In the world of independent film, he is one of the four original founders of the Slamdance Film Festival and currently serves as an Executive Board member of Slamdance, Inc. A shameless product pusher in the ad world, he has worked as a copywriter, creative director, and broadcast video director and producer for several notable brands and charitable organizations.

As a college baseball player, he threw a fastball in the low 90s but his career was cut short by a Bull Durham strike zone. He lives with his wife and family in a bi-coastal/mountain migration pattern that includes Massachusetts, Colorado, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. HOSTILE TAKEOVER is his second book and is available now.